Airports Authority of India: News

24 Apr 2024


What is ISHAN, India's push for 'one nation, one airspace'

India has begun the process of consolidating its four airspace zones into a single entity in order to refine and strengthen air traffic management (ATM).

05 Feb 2024

Kashmir Valley

Avalanche warning in J&K; rain likely in Delhi 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that Delhi and its neighboring states and union territories will receive light rainfall on Monday.

15 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Lakshadweep ecologically fragile, says local MP as tourism interest grows

Lakshadweep MP Mohammad Faizal has advocated for a "controlled way of tourism" on the islands, highlighting the Union Territory's fragile ecosystem.

DGCA issues advisory to check GPS spoofing over Middle East

India's aviation authority, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has issued a comprehensive circular addressing the growing concerns of jamming and spoofing of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) in West Asian airspace.

24 Jul 2023

Port Blair

Ceiling of Andaman airport, inaugurated by Modi, collapses; Scindia clarifies

Just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially inaugurated the New Integrated Terminal Building (NITB) of Port Blair's Veer Savarkar International Airport in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, visuals of the false ceiling collapsing went viral on Sunday.

14 Dec 2022


Smooth passenger movement at Delhi airport after congestion complaints: Authority

The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) officials in Delhi on Wednesday stated that smooth passenger movement was reported at all of its terminal entry points at T3 with an approximate waiting duration of zero to five minutes.

11 Dec 2022


Passengers complain utter chaos, never-ending queues at Delhi airport

As the chaos of the holiday season kicks in, jam-packed scenes and long queues are being reported at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.

11 Dec 2022


PM to inaugurate North Goa's 1st airport in Mopa today

With an aim to boost connectivity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Mopa International Airport in North Goa on Sunday.

Private security to replace CISF personnel for airport non-core duties

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is set to replace the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel posted at non-core duties by private security personnel at 60 airports, it said in a release on Friday.

29 Jul 2022


IndiGo plane skids off runway during take-off, wheels get stuck

An IndiGo flight from Jorhat, Assam, to Kolkata was reportedly canceled on Thursday after the aircraft went off the runway before takeoff and a pair of its wheels got trapped in the muddy outfield.

Regular international flights resume from today; everything you should know

After two years, India resumed international flight operations on Sunday.

Airports Authority issues new guidelines as international flights resume tomorrow

India will resume international flights from March 27 at midnight after a two-year-long break.

01 Sep 2021


Pune airport's new terminal building to be ready by August

The construction work of the newly integrated terminal building at Pune Airport, which is coming up at an investment of Rs. 475 crore, is expected to be completed by August next year, with 60% of the work already completed, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said on Wednesday.

Consider spot fines on passengers not wearing masks properly: DGCA

Aviation regulator Director-General of Civil Aviation on Tuesday told the airports to consider imposing spot fines, with the help of police authorities, on passengers who are not wearing masks properly and maintaining social distance as per the COVID-19 guidelines.

20 Jan 2021


Kerala CM flays takeover of Thiruvananthapuram Airport by Adani Group

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday criticized the takeover of Thiruvananthapuram Airport by the Adani Group, saying it is not for the development of the facility but to protect the interest of monopolies.

'Shameful state': Juhi Chawla stranded for hours at airport

Actor Juhi Chawla was recently stranded for hours at the airport, after returning from UAE to India.

04 Jun 2020


Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

Soon, you may see unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) flying in with your food orders.

21 May 2020


Air fares will be capped for three months

Once airlines restore partial services from Monday, they will have to adhere to the pricing guidelines of the Civil Aviation Ministry, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. The rates will be capped for three months.

21 May 2020

Hardeep Singh Puri

Guidelines for domestic air travel announced: What's allowed, what's not

The Airports Authority of India, AAI, on Thursday released the standard operating procedure (SOPs) for domestic air travel, underlining that downloading the Aarogya Setu app will not be mandatory for children below 14 years.

17 May 2020


Airlines suffered turbulence due to coronavirus: Understanding what future holds

The globalized world was brought to a screeching halt with the onset of coronavirus pandemic.

16 May 2020


AAI asks passengers to mandatorily download Aarogya Setu, carry hand-sanitizer

Air passengers will now be required to have the government's COVID-19 contact tracing app Aarogya Setu app on their phones, as per guidelines issued by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Friday.

29 Jan 2020


Goa NSUI wants Salman banned after actor snatches fan's phone

After a video of Bollywood actor Salman Khan snatching a fan's phone away went viral, the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) has demanded a ban on the 54-year-old actor in Goa.

03 Jan 2020


IndiGo ordered to compensate fliers who found cockroach on flight

An IndiGo flight from Pune to Delhi on December 31, 2018, turned horrifying for two passengers, who found a cockroach on the aircraft.

24 Jul 2019


Now, travel paperless at Bengaluru Airport

In what comes as good news for fliers, passengers boarding from the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bengaluru can now travel without having to present any travel documents.

Soon, you may have to pay more for flight tickets

Passengers travelling via air, both domestic and international, might have to pay more for their tickets soon, as Passenger Service Fee (PSF) is due for an increase.

07 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

PM to lay foundation-stone of Arunachal Pradesh airport on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate several projects and lay foundation of many vital schemes in Arunachal Pradesh during his visit to the north-eastern state on Saturday, officials said today.

09 Jan 2019

Andaman & Nicobar

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, islands in Andaman will soon be connected by seaplanes that can land on or take-off from water.

08 Jan 2019


AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to use plastic waste to lay or repair roads on the city-side of airports, and the plan is expected to be put in motion soon.

16 Nov 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

TM Krishna's canceled Delhi-concert rescheduled, after AAP steps in

Carnatic singer TM Krishna whose concert on November 17 in Delhi was canceled due to attacks by right-wing trolls has been rescheduled after AAP stepped in.

15 Nov 2018

Piyush Goyal

TM Krishna's Delhi-concert canceled after right-wing trolls target him

In what serves as a reminder that actions on the web have an impact on the real world, the concert of renowned Carnatic singer TM Krishna was called off in the national capital after right-wing trolls targeted him.

01 Nov 2018


Odisha: Jharsuguda Airport is now 'Veer Surendra Sai Airport'

The Cabinet today approved renaming the Jharsuguda aerodrome in Odisha as 'Veer Surendra Sai Airport'.

27 Oct 2018


5 most breathtakingly beautiful airports in India

Many amazing domestic and International trips begin and end with air travel.

08 Oct 2018


Airports owe Rs. 970 crore security dues to CISF

Dues amounting to about Rs. 970cr are pending against various airports in the country in lieu of providing CISF security to them.

24 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates Sikkim's first Airport: Details here

Nine years after its foundation stone was laid, the stunning Pakyong Airport in Sikkim was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

08 Sep 2018


Govt-run airports to have separate food counters with affordable snacks

Tea and snacks would be available at the MRP at some counters in government-run airports in India, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) said.

06 Sep 2018


Bengaluru International Airport to introduce facial recognition facility from 2019

Bengaluru International Airport Thursday said it plans to roll out facial recognition facility for the passengers of some select airlines from early next year as it seeks to make the boarding process paperless.

03 Sep 2018


Union Minister acts on 'toilet-cum-childcare' room at Srinagar airport

Junior Civil Aviation Minister, Jayant Sinha, today directed the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to look into the allegations of a toilet being converted into a childcare room at the Srinagar airport.

19 Aug 2018


Kerala: Commercial flight operations from Kochi Naval Base from tomorrow

The Center yesterday said Kerala's Kochi Naval Base will be thrown open for commercial flight operations from the morning of August 20, bringing a huge relief to people awaiting the resumption of air service from Kochi.

15 Aug 2018

Yogi Adityanath

UP government urges Center to rename Bareilly, Kanpur, Agra airports

Uttar Pradesh government has approached the Center for its approval to rename the airports in Bareilly, Kanpur, and Agra, a move that comes close on the heels of rechristening the iconic Mughalsarai Railway Station after RSS thinker Deendayal Upadhyay.

15 Aug 2018


You can 'march' with armed forces at Vadodara Airport

A first-of-its-kind art installation called 'Shaurya Sthal' in Vadodara Airport will make it possible for you to 'march' with armed forces.

02 Aug 2018

Lok Sabha

26 mid-air misses reported over Indian airspace this year: Sinha

Twenty-six cases of mid-air miss were reported over the Indian airspace this year till June, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha informed Lok Sabha.

25 Jul 2018

John F Kennedy

Soon, travel without removing laptops from hand baggage at airports

Indian authorities are mulling a new passenger-friendly technology that is increasingly being tested in some of the world's busiest airports.

17 Jul 2018


Peak-hour flight fares may increase if govt. passes new proposal

In a move akin to surge pricing policies on ride-hailing services, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is mulling over a proposal to impose additional charges on airlines for flights during peak hours.

16 Jul 2018

Bombay High Court

Bombay-HC slaps Rs. 5L fine on Leela Hotels for 'forum-hunting'

The Bombay HC today imposed a fine of Rs. 5L on Hotel Leela Venture Limited for "forum-hunting" by seeking that their pleas, challenging eviction proceedings, be heard by a single-judge bench.

15 Jul 2018


34 Indian airports lack CCTV cameras, other basic security equipment

Airports across the country are lacking in basic security equipment like bomb detectors, baggage X-ray machines and walkie-talkies, the CISF has warned.

10 Jul 2018


Vadodara airport to switch to solar-energy to cut electricity cost

The Vadodara airport will soon switch over to solar energy for its everyday operations to cut down its electricity cost.

05 Jul 2018


Transwoman wins gender-identity battle against Airports Authority of India

A transwoman won probably the biggest battle of her life after Bombay High Court, on Wednesday, directed her employer Airports Authority of India (AAI) to make the requested changes in her name and gender in the service record.

07 Jun 2018


This software by Honeywell will make flying safer in India

New Jersey-based conglomerate Honeywell International, at the behest of the Indian government, is developing a software solution that would decode over 100 Indian accents.

04 Jun 2018


Vadodara airport seeks nod from AAI to operate facility round-the-clock

The Vadodara airport authorities have sought permission from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for operating the facility round-the-clock at the city's airport situated in Harni.

03 Jun 2018


Indian airports witness 21.7% growth in passenger-traffic in April YOY

The passenger traffic in Indian airports in April registered a substantial growth of 21.7% over the corresponding month last year, according to the latest figures released by the Airport Authority of India (AAI).

29 May 2018


Center to finalize 'vision 2035' document, address aviation sector issues

The Center is concluding a strategic vision document for the fast-growing aviation sector in the country to address issues such as infrastructure constraints at airports, boosting air connectivity to smaller towns, and developing the local human resource.

24 May 2018


AAI strikes deal with IIT-Madras to improve air navigation

Keeping in mind the exponential growth in air traffic, Airports Authority of India (AAI) struck a deal with IIT-Madras yesterday to jointly research and improve air navigation systems.

22 May 2018


India's busiest airports will outgrow their capacities this year

According to the documents accessed by the Hindustan Times through the RTI act, at least 25 of India's busiest airports are operating beyond capacity, while the rest will reach their optimal capacity in 2018-19.

12 May 2018


Indian Navy: Goa airport's runway might not be safe

After extensive discussions with all stakeholders, the Indian Navy has dropped its plan of closing down the Goa International Airport's runway for maintenance every Saturday and Sunday.

22 Apr 2018


Airport Authority of India recruits its first woman firefighter

Firefighting in Indian aviation is no longer a man's job alone.

29 Mar 2018


200 senior AAI staff to get special training from IIM-Bangalore

Middle-senior level employees of Airports Authority of India (AAI), earmarked for succession, will get customized training on management and leadership development from Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Bangalore).

18 Mar 2018


Most Indian airports to be over-stressed in 5years. But why?

Owing to a massive surge in passenger numbers, Indian airports are stretched well beyond their capacity and require billions of dollars worth of investment in infrastructure, analysts have warned.

25 Feb 2018


Sridevi's mortal remains to arrive in Mumbai from Dubai, tonight

According to a source from Airports Authority of India, a private jet is being flown to Dubai to carry Sridevi Kapoor's mortal remains.

23 Feb 2018


Poor visibility hits flight operations at Goa Airport

Poor visibility due to fog severely affected flight operations at Goa's Dabolim Airport on Friday morning, as a result of which two international and three domestic flights were diverted to various cities.

18 Feb 2018


Drive to install sanitary napkin-vending machines at airports across India

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has launched a laudable initiative for women, coincidentally around the release of movie 'PadMan.'

23 Dec 2017


India to get its first runway on sea-bridge at Lakshadweep

India is set to get its first runway on a 'sea-bridge'. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has given its approval to Lakshadweep's Agatti Airport for the same.

23 Nov 2017


Airfares likely to increase with hike in passengers services fee

Airfares are likely to increase as the government mulls raising passenger services fee (PSF) by at least 38% to meet airport security costs.

10 Nov 2017


New airports coming up in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai

India's four metros are all set to get second airports soon to tackle the growing traffic.

21 Sep 2017


SpiceJet Incident: Whistleblower writes to Aviation Ministry about potential hazard

Following the SpiceJet flight skidding incident at Mumbai, Airports Authority of India's DGM (Aviation Safety), S Mangala, flagged off a potential hazard.

10 Sep 2017


MHA asks for tightened security, warns of possible terror attack

Following intelligence inputs regarding a possible terror attack, the Union home ministry has thrown caution to the wind and asked all state governments and security agencies to tighten security at airports, bus stands, train and metro stations.

18 Aug 2017


GMR-led DIAL's JVs made aviation ministry, AAI lose crores

Reportedly, the government auditor, after scrutinizing the GMR group-led Delhi International Airport Private Limited (DIAL), has unearthed that the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had undermined public interest by okaying cargo JVs in 2009-10.

10 Jun 2017


Chennai's 2nd airport- Private companies buys 2500 acres

A private company has bought approximately 2,500 acres of land and plans to build a second airport in Chennai.

31 May 2017


Gautam Gambhir moves Delhi HC against restaurant using his name

Cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court against a restaurant chain using his name in the tagline.

07 May 2017


As security becomes pricier, flights get costlier

Looking at the increasing security threats, the Centre has decided to requisite the services of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to guard India's 98 airports. This will mean that flyers will have to pay more as airfares will increase with an imminent hike in passenger security fee (PSF).

01 May 2017


Chennai airport to become 'silent' from May 1

The Airports Authority of India has decided to make Chennai airport silent from May 1, like those that meet international standards. The scheme is part of modernization plans.

01 Mar 2017


AAI cuts down staff salaries by 80%

Airports Authority of India (AAI) reduced the February salaries of its staff without notifying them with any prior warning.